Special Report

States Where the Virus Is Growing the Fastest Right Now

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40. South Carolina
> Avg. new cases per day from May 12 – May 18: 3.1 per 100,000 people (total avg. new daily cases: 157)
> COVID-19 related deaths from May 12 – May 18: 30
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 175.9 per 100,000 people — 13th fewest (total: 8,942)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 2,587.6 per 100,000 people — 10th fewest (total: 131,559)
> Population: 5.1 million (158.8 people per sq. mile — 18th most)
> First confirmed case: March 6, 2020

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39. Florida
> Avg. new cases per day from May 12 – May 18: 3.2 per 100,000 people (total avg. new daily cases: 683)
> COVID-19 related deaths from May 12 – May 18: 194
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 218.0 per 100,000 people — 19th fewest (total: 46,442)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 3,181.8 per 100,000 people — 23rd fewest (total: 677,710)
> Population: 21.3 million (323.9 people per sq. mile — 8th most)
> First confirmed case: March 1, 2020

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38. Washington
> Avg. new cases per day from May 12 – May 18: 3.2 per 100,000 people (total avg. new daily cases: 243)
> COVID-19 related deaths from May 12 – May 18: 38
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 244.6 per 100,000 people — 24th fewest (total: 18,433)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 3,785.3 per 100,000 people — 18th most (total: 285,243)
> Population: 7.5 million (105.7 people per sq. mile — 23rd most)
> First confirmed case: Jan. 21, 2020

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37. Wyoming
> Avg. new cases per day from May 12 – May 18: 3.4 per 100,000 people (total avg. new daily cases: 19)
> COVID-19 related deaths from May 12 – May 18: 1
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 98.0 per 100,000 people — 6th fewest (total: 566)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 2,807.3 per 100,000 people — 18th fewest (total: 16,219)
> Population: 577,737 (5.9 people per sq. mile — 2nd fewest)
> First confirmed case: March 11, 2020

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36. Arkansas
> Avg. new cases per day from May 12 – May 18: 3.4 per 100,000 people (total avg. new daily cases: 104)
> COVID-19 related deaths from May 12 – May 18: 3
> Confirmed COVID-19 cases as of May 18: 159.7 per 100,000 people — 11th fewest (total: 4,813)
> Tests completed as of May 18: 2,907.1 per 100,000 people — 20th fewest (total: 87,614)
> Population: 3.0 million (56.7 people per sq. mile — 17th fewest)
> First confirmed case: March 11, 2020

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